Door skin time

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  1. arick793

    arick793 Veteran Member

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    I've never replaced a door skin before, but I've watched three videos on youtube and it looks like something I can do. I already have the door skins so there's no turning back. What would you guys reccomend to make the job go easier/better? Tools? Should I get a body dolly set? I know I need to get some quality sawhorses. Thanks in advance!
     
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    I never have done a door skin but I rolled up on my body guy today and he was skinning my door. This picture was taken 5 hours ago. IMG_7020.JPG
     
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    Yup that's exactly what I have, the only complaint I have with it is that I don't have 2. Check Harbor Freight they might have it cheaper and it'll be the same one most likely. They are nice and you can adjust the legs with the chain.
     
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    I have the Harbor Freight ones, they were right around $20, Eastwood has heavier duty ones for not much more, but I have an Eastwood store local so no shipping.
     
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    IMG_4006.JPG I just finished putting a door skin on. It was my first time. I did not think it was too bad. I mainly just followed some of the videos I had watched on YouTube. I did pick up a hammer and dolly set from harbor freight. It's not perfect by any means but not bad for a first timer.
     
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    I picked up a hammer and dolly set from Harbor Freight. The dollies are way too light. I ended up buying a couple from Mac tools. Much more money of course, but night and day difference. I bet it's the same with the hammers, but I haven't sprung for good one's of those yet.
     
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    image.jpg Here's my snap on door skin hammer. Never thought I would pay $115 bucks for a hammer but I would never want to use anything else. And i do atleast 3 or 4 skins a month so it paid for itself a long time ago
     
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    The harbor freight stands are rated for a much lower weight. They look flimsier too. These doors are heavy, I want sturdy stands.
     

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